County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands Travel Guide

County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands Restaurants

Aniar Restaurant

  • 53 Lower Dominick St.
  • Center
  • Irish
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • Seaweed ice cream
  • Minimalist furnishings
  • Locally sourced food

Published 01/20/2010

Fodor's Review

J. P. McMahon has caused quite a stir in the Galway dining scene with his tapas at Cava Bodega and the recently opened casual spot Tartare, but award-winning Aniar (meaning "from the west") is his flagship restaurant. A minimalist Nordic decor provides an unfussy backdrop for the chef's equally unfussy approach to food. Each course in the daily menu, ranging from 6 to 10 dishes, is designed to either complement or contrast with the local produce. For those brave enough, try a dillisk starter with its overwhelmingly briny flavor, while awaiting monkfish in a bed of lush foraged salad.

Restaurant Information


53 Lower Dominick St., Galway City, Co. Galway, Ireland



Published 01/20/2010


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